Saturday, February 24, 2018

Death Sentence

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are structured mental health programs that provide outpatient services in lieu of inpatient psychiatric care. Medicare covers PHP services when provided through a hospital outpatient department or a community health center. In today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' a Federal Bureau...

Cooperation Goes A Long Way

It's always important to be cooperative when seeking leniency from the Judge. An article on Philly.com details the story of the former director and owner of a Philadelphia hospice center, who cooperated with federal prosecutors regarding his participation in fraud scheme that billed...

Honesty Makes a Huge Difference

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Cherry Hill Doctor, Son Admit to Medicare Fraud, Authorities Say” published by Cherry Hill Patch. A father and son who are both in the medical field have admitted to their roles in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare by using unqualified people to give physical therapy to Medicare recipients.

House Call

Back in the early to mid-20th century, house calls by doctors were considered a common practice, especially in rural areas. Today, house calls are usually reserved for those who are unable to get to the doctor's office and are performed by home health...

Blowing the Whistle Pays

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the False Claims Act is the government's most effective tool for rooting out fraud and returning misappropriated funds back to taxpayer-funded programs. The Act allows private citizens to be rewarded for being ''whistleblowers''—people who file civil lawsuits...

Put On Your Thinking Cap

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Palm Harbor oncologist gets nearly six years in prison for smuggling chemo drugs from overseas” published by the Tampa Bay Times.

A Wrinkle in Fraud

Botox injections are usually associated with the prevention of wrinkles. The drug can also be used to prevent chronic migraines and muscle spasms associated with Multiple Sclerosis, plus provide relief from the discomfort of many other medical conditions. An article posted on NewsChannel9.com tells...

Be Very Alarmed

Drug addiction statistics in America are alarming. Consider the fact that opioid addiction kills about 100 people across the United States every day. (You should be very alarmed at that shocking statistic.) A physician who was licensed in Puerto Rico, but practiced medicine in...

Losing Sleep

A lot of things can make you lose sleep. Perhaps you think too much about your ''to do'' list or maybe your significant other snores. There could also be a medical reason behind your inability to get enough rest. Whatever the case, sleep clinics...

All American Fraud

When you hear the term ''All-American,'' it brings to mind a lot of things that are unique to American culture. Fourth of July fireworks, apple pie, baseball, NASCAR and Elvis are just a few of the iconic images that might pop into your head....

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